The Savant Generation
There’s a stage in life where one is filled with the knowledge of the world. No it’s not old age, but teenage. This is a special time in life because we (myself included), as teenagers are oppressed by the lesser species known as adults. I do not know why adults are so inferior but I believe that there are two likely reasons. The first reason is the word “NO”. And the second reason (the one I will discuss in this post) is that adults are already mired in their ways. Now teenagers believe that they stand for things, but what do they really stand for? NOTHING. Not because teenagers aren’t moral creatures, but because we haven’t had long enough to develop a set of morals and establish our point of view on society yet. This is easily seen in parents. For example, kids so often talk about “Oh when I’m a parent I’m going to let my kid eat ice cream for dinner,” when in fact, they will most likely end up being just like their parents and everything they fantasized about will be just that, a fantasy. But it’s not a bad thing that teenagers change their opinion so often, in fact, it’s very beneficial. Teenagers have the opportunity to change for the better so that they can improve their lives. Parents , however, are stuck to suffer with whatever opinions and skills they had when they made the transition for adolescence to adulthood. In this evolving generation, parents just don’t fit. It’s like no mom, I don’t want to show you how to send a text message, and why can’t you set up your own Facebook account. But we do owe a lot to our parents, like life, and food, but they need to understand that the world is changing too fast for them to understand. Adults reject progress, change, anything different. This makes perfect sense though, why would they want to risk their family’s security and go off the beaten path? Surely no good father would allow their baby girl to grow up in foster care by going for his dream that only has the slimmest margin for success. But this internal safety device is really the downfall of parents. Because of it they are biologically unable to keep up with today’s youth. They must recognize their place as platforms for the next generations success rather than the main attraction.
As of now, I’m unlike Pope Leo X and I would actually welcome your criticisms against me. I understand that I’m not perfect and I want to be the best I can before I am mired in my opinions and it is too late to change them for the better.